From The Daily Caller
While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.
Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters.
“So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”
Every. Single. Thing. is political to these people. Everything.
Unbelievable piece from Hot Air :
When it comes to enforcing the environmental laws concerning certain species of federally-protected birds, the Obama administration and their environmentalist allies have been impressively diligent in charging oil companies, coal plants, and power stations when said birds get tangled up in their power lines or drown in their waste pits; in the past five years, prosecutors have managed to wrack up tens of millions of dollars in fines and settlements from various businesses, including oil and gas companies, for these egregious offenses.
When it comes to winds farms, however, the federal government has been oddly negligent in enforcing these same laws — which is weird, seeing as how the American wind industry kills hundred of thousands of birds every single year. The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration has yet to levy any fines or file any suits against wind companies, and that Congress is picking up on the rather glaring enforcement discrepancy:
It’s a double standard that some Republicans in Congress said Tuesday they would examine after an Associated Press investigation revealed that the Obama administration has shielded the wind power industry from liability and helped keep the scope of the deaths secret…
More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.
You can’t make this stuff up. From The Hill.com:
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.
The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.
“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.
Climate change could also add “workload and stresses” on female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries.
I guess this was to be expected from Democrats at some point. After all, can’t let the “War on Women” meme die out too soon. Now, all that oppose “Climate Change” efforts by Democrats will be accused of hating women.
This is a photo that was posted by @BarackObama on Twitter recently:
Apparently, the millions of us who don’t believe that human beings are causing
global warming Climate Change are nothing more than “climate deniers.” The vote that they are referring to was actually a vote on an amendment proposed in 2011 by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) that read: “Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.”
Millions of people, myself included, believe that the planet has been warming for quite some time. We just don’t believe that it is due to human activities. We believe that the Earth does what it wants, when it wants. We can’t stop rain, snow, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or volcanoes, so how is it that we are supposed to be able to stop the planet from warming? Sorry, don’t buy it.
Scientists claim that there have been at least five major ice ages in Earth’s past. Did human activity cause each one of those ice ages to end millions of years ago? With no SUVs, no ships, no airplanes, no coal industry, no Big Oil, etc. What were humans doing millions of years ago to end each of these ice ages?
I am all for everyone being more responsible, I just don’t think that paying higher taxes is going to stop “Climate Change.”
I learned long ago that the media is not interested in credibility. They criticized President Bush every single time the unemployment rate jumped and the gas price spiked. They now give Obama a pass for exactly the same thing. It does not matter to them that they look like complete fools in the process. They ran story after story about the perils of unemployment and rising gas prices when Bush was President. Now, with unemployment much higher and gas prices that have doubled since Obama took office, they do stories about the advantages of these once perilous things. For example, back in 2009, the LA Times had probably the most embarrassing news story that I’ve ever read. The focus of the story was the “funemployed.” Funemployed! Can you imagine any news outlet running a story about how much fun people were having while being unemployed while Bush was President? Here are a few gems from the article:
- Michael Van Gorkom was laid off by Yahoo in late April. He didn’t panic. He didn’t rush off to a therapist. Instead, the 33-year-old Santa Monica resident discovered that being jobless “kind of settled nicely”…
- Every week since: “I’m going to go to the beach and enjoy some margaritas”…
- What most people would call unemployment, Van Gorkom embraced as “funemployment”…
- While millions of Americans struggle to find work as they face foreclosures and bankruptcy, others have found a silver lining in the economic meltdown. These happily jobless tend to be single and in their 20s and 30s…
- They travel on the cheap for weeks. They head back to school or volunteer at the neighborhood soup kitchen. And at least till the bank account dries up, they’re content living for today…
- “I feel like I’ve been given a gift of time and clarity,” said Aubrey Howell, 29, of Franklin, Tenn., who was laid off from her job as a tea shop manager in April. After sleeping in late and visiting family in Florida, she recently mused on Twitter: “Unemployment or funemployment?”…
- “Funemployment road trip to Portland.” “Funemployment is great for catching up on reading!” “Averaging 3 rounds of golf a week plus hockey and bball. who needs work?”…
Is that not the most ridiculous thing that you’ve ever read? Particularly after what we saw from the media during the Bush Presidency?
Now back to gas prices. This video is a good compilation of Democrats and the Democrat Media in their own words. Don’t let the short beginning discourage you…it is only :30 long. It is worth it. The hypocrisy is staggering.
Obama 2012: High gas prices are a sign of “progress.” When you read this, think about the hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars that have been wasted on now bankrupt solar companies by the Obama administration that were supposedly the “future” of energy in our country.
“When gas prices hit $4 a gallon in 2008, candidate Barack Obama said it was due to previous failed energy policies. Now that prices are heading still higher, President Obama calls it progress.”
Already, pump prices are higher than they’ve been in previous years, suggesting they will top $4 soon and possibly reach an unprecedented $5 this summer.
“Progress” isn’t exactly how Obama described the country’s energy picture in 2008, when gas prices were closing in on $4 a gallon. Then, it was a clear sign of “Washington’s failure to lead on energy,” which was “turning the middle-class squeeze into a devastating vise-grip for millions of Americans.”
In August that year, he declared rising energy costs to be “one of the most dangerous and urgent threats this nation has ever faced” and that gas prices “are wiping out paychecks and straining businesses.”
When President Bush announced plans in 2008 to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling, Obama dismissed it, saying “it would merely prolong the failed energy policies we have seen from Washington for 30 years.”
“Offshore drilling,” he said, “would not lower gas prices today, it would not lower gas prices next year and it would not lower gas prices five years from now.”
In a big energy speech he gave in August 2008, Obama argued that “if we opened up and drilled on every single square inch of our land and our shores, we would still find only 3% of the world’s oil reserves.”
And while in office, Obama’s done everything he can to limit production — slow-walking offshore permits, killing the Keystone XL pipeline, making it even harder to get oil out of federal lands.
Instead of aggressively expanding oil production, he offered a set of ridiculous alternatives — hugely wasteful “green” energy subsidies, a call for a million electric cars by 2014 and costly fuel economy mandates that won’t make a dent in consumption for decades.
With gas prices up 93% since Obama took office, we’re seeing just how well this approach works.
The RNC has a new ad out today:
“How can a President watch $535 million in taxpayer funds get destroyed in a vain attempt to prop up an investment for a campaign donor, and then claim to have no regrets over the failure? The RNC would like Americans to ask themselves that question, and they produced a new 45-second spot focusing on the collapse of Solyndra. The ad actually picks its attack carefully, avoiding references to George Kaiser at all. Instead it just hammers Obama on having bad business sense in putting so much cash on a “bad bet”:”